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Flood Map Modernization Mapping the Risk. [COMMUNITY NAME] FLOOD MAP MODERNIZATION. Editorial Board Meeting [date]. V123005. Flood Map Modernization. A nationwide effort to create updated, modernized, digital flood hazard maps

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flood map modernization mapping the risk

Flood Map ModernizationMapping the Risk

[COMMUNITY NAME]

FLOOD MAP MODERNIZATION

Editorial Board Meeting

[date]

V123005

flood map modernization
Flood Map Modernization
  • A nationwide effort to create updated, modernized, digital flood hazard maps
  • Evolved as a national coalition of industries were increasingly affected by out-of-date flood maps
  • Built on partnerships with and support from state and local governments and key stakeholder groups
flood risks have changed
Flood Risks Have Changed
  • Flooding is one of [community name’s] most costly natural disasters
  • Water flow and drainage patterns have changed due to erosion, land-use, natural forces
  • [flood fact; e.g. Flood season of 2005 showed the need for new maps; more than 50 percent of flooded properties in low and moderate risk areas]
  • At [age] years old, county flood maps no longer reflect current flood risks
  • New digital mapping technologies produce more detailed, reliable [Internet accessible, if applicable] data
national flood ins program
National Flood Ins Program
  • Established in 1968 by Congress
  • Basic Components
    • Identifies and maps flood-prone communities
    • Requires that communities adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations
    • Provides Flood Insurance
  • Over 20,000 participating communities nationwide
  • 4.8 million policyholders nationwide*
  • $695 Billion in insurance policies in-force*

*FEMA Statistic, December 2005

community name flood facts
[Community name] Flood Facts

[insert local flood facts below]

  • Joined NFIP [month, year]
    • Joined NFIP’s Community Rating System (CRS) in [date,if applicable]
    • Policyholders now receive up to [#] percent premium discount due to county’s additional efforts
  • Over[total # of properties]properties insured
  • Nearly[total $ amount]of property covered
  • More than[total $ amount]in losses paid by the NFIP
  • First Flood Map: [year]
  • Last Map Update: [year]
  • Some areas not re-mapped for [local statistic] years
community name floodplains
[Community name] Floodplains

[insert local floodplain information – examples below]

  • County’s flooding occurs not only along the coast, but in riverine and inland areas too
  • County’s 17 watersheds are complex; 300 additional stream miles included
  • Entire county re-mapped, except for coastal and incorporated areas
  • Flood risk can vary neighborhood to neighborhood; property to property
benefits of map modernization
Benefits of Map Modernization
  • Ensures safety of individuals and property
  • Improved data allows for more informed decisions for key stakeholders
    • Builders, Developers, Surveyors, Engineers
    • Community officials
    • Real Estate Agents, Lenders
    • Insurance Agents & Companies
    • Business Owners
    • Home Owners and Renters
estimated impact
Estimated Impact

[example new DFIRM]

  • [total #] parcels mapped out of high-risk area
  • [total #] parcels mapped into high risk area
  • [total #] parcels remain in high risk area
  • [total #] parcels remain in low- to moderate-risk areas
timeline
Timeline
  • Milestones
    • Official presentation of preliminary maps – [date]
      • Media briefing is held
    • Public Outreach [month- month] [describe below what is being done; e.g.]
      • Digital maps go up on website
      • Affected residents mailed letters
      • Eight Public Meetings; nearby public libraries set up to answer questions
    • 90-day Public Comment Period
      • Begins [date]
      • Ends [date]
    • Review and compliance period – begins [season; e.g. Spring 2006]
    • Maps adopted – (anticipated) [season; e.g. Fall 2006]
advice to property owners
Advice to Property Owners
  • Everyone is at risk of flooding
  • Know and understand your flood risk
  • Contact your insurance agent to learn your options
  • Visit [enter URL] to learn specific information about possible changes to your property
  • Attend [identify meetings/information sessions; e.g. Public Meetings and Library Open Houses] to ask questions
increasing public awareness
Increasing Public Awareness

[Describe what is being done to inform the public; example below]

  • Launched county-wide outreach and education effort
    • Active participation of stakeholder advisory group
    • Hosting public meetings
    • Conducting informational mailing
    • Developed multiple information/assistance resources
    • Created public Service Announcements
    • Engaging news media
public information resources
Public Information Resources
  • [enter URL]
  • [Call Center; phone number]
    • [hours of operation]
    • [its purpose; e.g. general information]
  • FEMA.gov/plan/prevent/fhm (FEMA mapping site)
  • FloodSmart.gov (flood insurance information)
  • FEMA Map Assistance Center 1-877-FEMA-MAP
    • Specific mapping questions
summary
Summary
  • New flood hazard maps = safer [community name]
  • Current flood risk data allows for more informed decisions
  • Proactive outreach means the public will know where to go for more information and what their options are
  • Enrolled community partners in a collaborative approach to educate the public
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